Ten years ago this week, won the race to become the Attorney General of California. Two weeks later Don Rosenberg lost his son, Drew Rosenberg, en, Roberto Galo, an illegal alien from Honduras. He was here under the Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Remember that? It was President Trump that’s been trying to end the program.
Galo ran over Rosenberg several times with his car. Once stopped on his abdomen. Bystanders actually lifted the car off him, but he was already dead. Prior to that Galo was stopped and cited for not having a driver’s license or insurance.
A year before Drew’s death, then-San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (D) put into place a program that would allow an illegal alien be given 20 minutes to find a licensed driver so that their car would not be impounded. Harris’ office at that time was the DA of San Francisco, allowed Galo to plead those charges down to merely driving the wrong way.
In a 2013 post, detailing his son’s case in great length, Rosenberg wrote:
The inspector told us it was a slam dunk felony vehicular homicide. There were no skid marks from Galo’s car as he never attempted to stop. He also told us that Galo had been caught driving without a license, driving the wrong way on a one way street and driving without insurance in June 2010. The case would now be in the hands of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. [Emphasis added]
On July 27, 2010 Galo appeared in traffic court for his June 14 charges. The DA’s office had cut him a deal: Plead guilty to driving the wrong way on a one way street and the charges for driving without a license and driving without insurance would be dropped. At this point Galo had already been driving again for 45 days. Of course he took the deal. The DA’s office refuses to tell us if he ever paid the ticket for the wrong way violation.
The very next day, Galo apparently signed the car title over to Digna Guzman, She registered the car and insured herself as well as Galo, so he was able to drive immediately.
Rosenberg wrote to Harris:
I am not writing you as the Attorney General. I am writing to you because you were the District Attorney of San Francisco when Roberto Galo was first arrested in June. You were the District Attorney when this tragedy occurred. You were the District Attorney when the preliminary hearing fiasco occurred. The staff of the District Attorney’s office was under your control and responsibility. And what I have recently learned is that when Roberto Galo was caught driving without a license, without insurance and driving the wrong way down a one way street, your DA’s Office offered and Galo accepted a plea on the lesser charge of driving the wrong way down a one way street . Your DA’s Office dropped the charge of driving without a license and without insurance charges. Why would your DA’s Office do that? Could there have been an easier conviction? My son is dead because the DA’s did not (and continues to believe) that driving without a license is a big deal. [Emphasis added]
It’s bad enough that a father lost a son to an illegal alien, but it is much worse because that illegal alien’s car should have been kept in the impound lot.